Navigation Links
Australian City Fights Global Warming in a Unique Way

Sydneyis the most populous city in Australia, with a population of over 4.2 million people. Located on the south-eastern coast of Australia//, it is also the state capital of New South Wales.

It set a fascinating example to the rest of the world in energy conservation, in the fight against global warming. The city authorities simply switched off power supply to many areas for an hour.

Lights were out over the iconic coat-hanger bridge. The opera house was darkened. Families held candle-lit picnics on the edges of Sydney harbour, while thousands of suburban homes were blacked out.

It was called the Earth Hour and a chilling reminder to the residents of what is in store for them all if global warming continued unabated.

"Australians are ready to do something about climate change and it's time to start making a move," said Andy Ridley from the World Wildlife Fund Australia, one of the architects of the event.

"This country is the driest inhabited continent on the planet and we face some of the worst aspects of global warming," he warned.

Per capita this vast Australian continent is one of the world's largest producers of carbon dioxide and other gases that contribute to the warming of the earth's atmosphere. A long-standing drought and serious water shortages in Australia have focused much attention in recent times on climate change.

Environmental worries have moved centre stage and they will be key issues in a federal election due later this year. Sydney Morning Herald, a prominent newspaper, hailed the Earth Hour programme as a symbolic gesture that would raise the public awareness of the problem.

Bushfires, drought, more frequent cyclones and storms, drying rivers, melting glaciers, each piece of bad news strikes home like a new entry on a casualty list in a long war, the newspaper noted and called for concerted action to fight the looming danger.
GPL
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Australian Scientists Silence Cancer Gene
2. Australian Government To Stockpile Anti-Bird Flu Drug Relenza
3. Australian Company Gets $10 million For Developing Skin Cancer Gel
4. Australian Health funds stand accused
5. Australian Court Finds Man Guilty of Spreading HIV/AIDS
6. Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases
7. Sale Of Bird Flu Vaccine to US Planned: Australian Firm
8. Hepatitis C Could Infect 800,000 Australians By 2020
9. Obesity Cost More Than The Australian Health Budget
10. Australian Snake Venom Can Arrest Bleeding During Surgery And Trauma
11. Fat Virus, Ad-36 Blamed For Obesity Epidemic In Australians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding them ... a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to provide ... need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... QUEENS, N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... recently became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special ... constantly changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 12, 2017   Divoti USA will engrave ... the standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria ... Anyone in need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID ... are engraved in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... FRISCO, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National ... patients about hereditary cancer risks. ... Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than ... to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a ... than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a ... information. The Newsroom is the online home ... trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: